On Wednesday, Stalker 2 developer GSC Sport World announced that it will be auctioning off NFTs—also referred to as ‘costly receipts’—that granted house owners a presence within the sport, which actually simply meant that their faces can be pasted onto the heads of NPCs. Now the studio has introduced that it has cancelled all plans to promote NFTs.
The NFT auction promo material posted yesterday was stuffed with gibberish about turning into “the primary metahumans” within the “Stalker metaverse” which was going to be achieved by means of a “metaversial bridge,” a time period which appears like one thing from a Kojima sport, however actually simply meant that individuals have been going to have their faces scanned.
GSC clearly anticipated some blowback when it made the announcement, saying straight away that Stalker 2 wasn’t turning into a “blockchain-based sport,” that the NFT public sale would not have an effect on gameplay (besides within the sense that you just’d see the faces of NFT house owners whereas taking part in), and that buying NFTs was non-obligatory.
At present, the studio posted one other message to Twitter supposed to appease discontent, saying that the in-game representations of NFT house owners would not be disruptive. GSC shortly deleted that tweet, after which about an hour later tweeted a brand new message:
We hear you.
Primarily based on the suggestions we acquired, we have decided to cancel something NFT-related in Stalker 2. The curiosity of our followers and gamers are the highest precedence for the staff. We’re making this sport so that you can get pleasure from—no matter the associated fee is. Should you care, we care too.
GSC Sport World Staff
Though the response skewed unfavorable, some followers welcomed the NFT public sale, and over 107,000 folks signed up for an opportunity to purchase a Stalker NFT, in line with the DMmaket web page, which remains to be stay.